Richmond, Virginia. The Piedmont, a fertile plateau between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Blue Ridge Mountains, drew many early European settlers, and Virginia's capital is one of its oldest cities.

This 1928 home downtown is one of three condos sharing a landscaped courtyard. Renovated in 2001, it has a kitchen-dining area with fireplace; family room; library; master bedroom; second bedroom with bunk space; and off-street parking. $635,000. Anne Pace, The Steele Group Sotheby's International Realty, (804) 426-6818.

Atlanta. This 2008 three-bedroom home stands on a wooded acre in Buckhead. The house features a great room with a double-height ceiling, walls of windows, and a floor-to-ceiling wall set with a gas fireplace; a chef's kitchen with full-size wine refrigerator; and a floating steel and mahogany staircase.

Outside are a deck with a fire pit and a water feature; lawns; and a pool. $2,925,000. Michael Ross, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty, (404) 824-1776.

Philadelphia. Elfreth's Alley, a National Historic Landmark, is the country's oldest residential street, and this two-bedroom brick townhouse on the block dates to the early 18th century. The wide-plank wood floors, ­exposed-brick walls, and two brick fireplaces are original; updates include a renovated bath, central air, and new electric.

The cobblestone alley is walking distance to museums, restaurants, and Penn's Landing. $2,800,000. Andrew Frank, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc./Christie's International Real Estate, (215) 385-0060.

Charlotte, North Carolina. This four-bedroom Tudor Revival house in the Myers Park neighborhood was built in 1928. Original details include dentil crown molding, decorative plaster ceilings, and leaded-glass windows; the foyer has marble floors and a sweeping staircase.

The 0.8-acre lot features a pool, a slate patio, a koi pond, a four-car garage, a detached one-bedroom guesthouse, and a dog cottage with a dog run. $2,895,000. Pamela Temple, The Temple Team, Keller Williams Realty, (704) 400-6701.

Durham, North Carolina. Built in 2000, this four-bedroom Victorian-style home was recently renovated. The open-concept main space includes a kitchen with multiple pantries and an eat-in island; a dining area; and a living room with fireplace. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, two walk-in closets, and a spa-style bath.

The nearly half-acre property in the Vantage Pointe neighborhood has a deck, a yard, and a two-car garage. $399,900. Kristina Woods, Mike Woods Real Estate, (919) 724-8386.

Raleigh, N.C. Designed by Raleigh Architecture Co., this 2015 three-bedroom home comes with geothermal HVAC, rainwater recycling, and an EV charger. Skylights and clerestory windows illuminate the open-plan first floor, which features a chef's kitchen, woodstove, and central lofted ceiling.

The screened-in porch looks out on a Japanese garden and a yard planted with native pollinators. The neighborhood, Thompson-Hunter, is just southeast of downtown Raleigh. $935,000. Cecilia Zuvic, Monarch Realty Co., (919) 210-5571.

Washington, D.C. Near the H Street corridor, this two-­bedroom, two-bath condo is the last of four units for sale in a renovated 1920 building. The home features wood floors, exposed brick, a living-dining area, and a kitchen with quartz counters, recess lighting, and built-in Bluetooth speakers. Outside there is ample street parking, and a permanent parking space is available for an additional $15,000. $399,900. Jonathan De La Cruz, Samson Properties, (301) 768-1099.

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